Nominations needed for ‘Unsung Heroes’ awards

Published 10:24 am Thursday, January 15, 2009

AHOSKIE – We need your help.

The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald and Gates County Index are soliciting nominations for “Unsung Heroes” of the year.

The criteria for nominating such a person or group is simple. These are individuals or non-profit entities who traditionally shun the spotlight in an effort to promote their cause.

Such people/groups are, for example, those who reach out and help others less fortunate; share their knowledge of a craft (art, woodworking, knitting, etc.); are extremely active in their church; or are proactive in youth or senior citizen activities.

We are soliciting nominations through Wednesday, Feb. 11. All nominations will be reviewed by employees of the newspapers. Those whose actions are deemed the most worthy will be presented an “Unsung Hero” of the Year plaque at a special function hosted by Roanoke-Chowan Publications, LLC.

Additionally, each of the winners will have a feature article, with an accompanying photo, published in a special edition in March.

To submit a nomination, simply provide the name, address and telephone number of the person/group you feel is worthy of such an honor. Also include a brief write-up on why you think this person/group is an “Unsung Hero.”

Nominations can be taken to the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald office in Ahoskie (intersection of Main Street and Catherine Creek Road), mailed to “Unsung Heroes” PO Box 1325, Ahoskie, NC 27910, faxed to 252-332-3940 or e-mailed to

We thank you in advance for your assistance in this endeavor. Be sure to “read all about it” in March as we honor those who make our communities such a great place to live and raise a family.